August 24, 5-9 p.m., August 25, 9 a.m - 4 p.m., August 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Confirmation Camp - All youth grades 6 - 12 are welcome to attend. Those wishing to be confirmed, please fill out the registration form.
September 16, 5 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in the Parish Hall
Presentation by Father Phil
(sell those tickets!)
Bible Study Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
St. Jonathan Room
Contact Eli Jones email@example.com or Bailey Mattison
Deacon Dot will be holding a “prayer circle” after each service. It is called a “prayer circle” because we will hold hands as we pray together. It will be a time to pray with others who are feeling a need for extra prayer. We will meet in the alcove across from the organ. Anyone interested is welcome to join us. If you have any questions, please speak with Dot.
New Bible study for grades 6 - 12. We will be meeting every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the St. Jonathan Rm. Please bring your favorite version of the Bible and something to write with (Bibles will be provided). Any questions, contact
Eli (908) 399-7436. Hope to see you there!
Who We Are and How You Too Can Find a Place
Jesus lived in a troubled time; but he announced the dawning of a new era, God's reign of justice and peace.
He defied the powers that opposed God's reign by reaching out to all the victims of these powers. He gathered a company of followers, teaching them how to live in the freedom of this new era. But the world turned against him; his followers abandoned him; and the authorities executed him as a threat to the peace, in about 33 AD. from the dead! - The one who had risen to them and, through them, to the world. They were now convinced that God had rejected the judgment against Jesus and yet had absorbed the pain of it. By giving Jesus a new life, God validated everything Jesus stood for and gave his followers a new life in solidarity with him and with those he sought to serve. They began to see this new kind of life as the world's true future; others caught the vision and joined them. Thus began an historic movement inspired by this Good News.
We are people bound together because we follow the way of Jesus Christ.
We recognize the presence of God in Jesus and see his way of life as God's way toward a world transformed by love.
We tell his story, from generation to generation, convinced that we must follow him and embody his vision.
Come and get to know Jesus by getting to know people whose lives are being shaped by this Good News.
Discover the Spirit of Jesus and see what God is really like.
Experience what it means to be part of Jesus' deepening impact on the world
by belonging to a community of his followers.
Friday, April 27 - Service Auction
There are not enough words to thank everyone who made this auction a success, from Marge Keller who pulled it all together to the folks who bought tickets to attend!
The list of helpers is endless -
There are some photos from the event - About Us -> Our Photos -> Auction 2018. Do you have some you'd like to share? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music for Sunday, August 19
Prelude: Toccata and Fugue in F Dietrich Buxtehude
Opening Hymn When in our music God is glorified Hymn 420
Gospel Hymn (8 & 10) Sing, my soul, his wondrous love Hymn 467
Offertory: 8 am congregation sing Be thou my vision Hymn 488
10 am Simple Gifts Sylvia Woods; violin: Jordan Altom; harp: Ellie Curtin
Communion music: (8 & 10) Blessed Jesu, at thy Word J.S. Bach
Closing Hymn How lovely is thy dwelling place Hymn 517
Postlude: Fanfare Kenneth Leighton
Summer Musical Offerings:
Beginning or advanced musicians of the Parish have an opportunity to play/sing to the Glory of God during the summer months when the "Choirs" are on hiatus. During the year, Jane Roxbury has offered her flute sounds during the service. The summer is a good time to offer your sounds during the service. Contact the Director of Music for scheduling or more information. After scheduling the date, you will need to prepare and rehearse with the director at least one time and the morning of the Sunday service.
The recurring theme of the lessons and sermon on November 26 was from Matthew:
'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Here is a sample of what Church of the Holy Spirit is doing.
Thanks to June Filipski for the story and photos.
Culinary Angels continue to meet twice a month to prepare meals for those who have been homeless and now continue to receive support from Family Promise. Just before Thanksgiving, 45 servings of ham and potatoes were prepared along with many side dishes. Nine folks gathered for just an hour on a Monday evening to package all of the dishes. As you can see, the refrigerator is filled with eights bins of food ready to be delivered on Tuesday morning.
Wouldn’t you like to assist your church feed the hungry? For more information on how you can help, click on Culinary Angels under Serving Others.
Seamen's Church Institute: Christmas at Sea:
Thanks to the help of many parishioners, we were able to deliver 27 scarves, 9 fabric bags to hold the gifts, individually wrapped snacks and lots of sample sized toiletries. Katie and Karen should be recognized for the fastest crochet hooks, as they made the majority of the scarves. And a big thanks to whoever supplied the amazing number of dental floss samples.
Christmas at Sea is a fun way that we can support the myriad of mariners who work to supply us with the many items we use daily. However, Seamen's Church Institute also does very important work to improve laws and practices that protect mariners and increase the safety and security of the maritime industry. To learn more about the Institute, go to http://seamenschurch.org
The State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates Veteran's Haven North, a halfway house for homeless veterans, in Glen Gardner. The house is in constant need of consumable items which are presented to each new resident as they enter the program.
The following is a "Wish List" of their current most acute needs:
Any questions can be directed to Judy Linger at email@example.com or cell number (772) 321-4885 or to Nanette Chardoussin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monetary donations are always welcome and accepted. Any monetary donations will be used for quality of life items for our veterans. Organizations wishing to spend money for the facility instead of donating it can contact the superintendent's office 908-537-1963 for a list of items.
AudioFetch has been installed. For those needing hearing assist, this broadcast system works over our already existing wifi. You need only download the AudioFetch app on your smart phone or tablet and you will get live amplified sound through your ear piece. We ask members who have older unused smart phones to donate them - along with chargers etc, so members can use these dedicated devices.